Crowthorne, Sandhurst Road 1906

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Caption for Crowthorne, Sandhurst Road 1906: Crowthorne has expanded in every direction since this photograph was taken. However, the influence of the Roman Occupation is still much in evidence. The Devil's Highway, a Roman road, passes through the village, and two Roman milestones can still be seen locally.

An extract from Berkshire Photographic Memories.

Memories of Crowthorne


My family owned the Victorian pile that incorporated the chemist opposite the Iron Duke. I was born in 1942 at the house (if it's still there) that was built as a wedding present for my parents at the top of the property and moved to the main house when my grandmother died, somewhere around 1945. Myself and my 3 (...Read full memory)

I remember the winter of 1962/63. I was at Crowthorne C of E Primary School at the time and lived in Pinewood Avenue. I used to go home for dinner and I remember the path and road being thick with ice and compacted snow - no gritters then - and lost count of the number of times I fell on my bottom going up or down the (...Read full memory)

I was born in a big house in Ellis Road. It was a warm and cosy home. I remember waking on a cold winters day and the ice would be on the inside of the windows. I would go downstairs and my grandad would have a roaring fire going and my nana would be making breakfast. Grandad worked on the farm just to the back of us - (...Read full memory)

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Caption for Crowthorne, Sandhurst Road 1906: Crowthorne has expanded in every direction since this photograph was taken. However, the influence of the Roman Occupation is still much in evidence. The Devil's Highway, a Roman road, passes through the village, and two Roman milestones can still be seen locally.

An extract from Berkshire Photographic Memories.

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